Category Archives: science

Solar City and Tesla

The island of Ta’u in American Samoa, located more than 4,000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, now hosts a solar power and battery storage-enabled microgrid that can supply nearly 100 percent of the island’s power needs … Continue reading

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Tesla autopilot demo

The video is dumbfounding. We are living in the future right now.

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Tesla solar tiles

Some insight into another Elon Musk vision. [5:54]

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7-story building earthquake test

A wood paneling system called X-Lam is used to build this 7-story building which is then subjected to a simulated earthquake.

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Alkali metals explosions

Mythbusters for the impatient People on the internet claim that a few grams of Rubidium, if chucked into a bathtub full of water, will explode like a hand grenade. Do we believe people on the internet? [4:50]

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10-second jet ice cream

Alton Brown is one chocolate chip away from being a mad food scientist. [4:51]

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Flying the JB10 jetpack

JetPack Aviation CEO and Chief Test Pilot David Mayman flies the JB10 in the Principality of Monaco for the third time on October 1, 2016. Every generation of this jetpack gets better and better.

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The physics behind trailer sway

Video shows the importance of anti-sway and correct weight distribution for towing caravans. Moderated by a couple of Aussies who know their stuff and call trailers “caravans.”

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Field trip to Mars

An in-depth look at the making of the Lockheed Martin group virtual reality experience school bus field trip to Mars. [5:02]

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Big Mac gets soaked

We poured sulfuric acid on the McDonald’s Big Mac and the results were surprising. We originally through the Big Mac would dissolve into a giant pile of mush. Turns out the sulfuric acid actually cooked the outside of the Big … Continue reading

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Friday fave

Fun with an MRI machine – Fun, games and safety implications with a 4 tesla (T) MRI magnet that was about to be decommissioned.

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Magnus effect

Taofledermaus demonstrates… … a lightweight resin shotgun slug that, by pure chance, glanced off a pinata sending it into a sharp left hand turn. The world’s fastest hook. The tumbling and resulting curving quickly consumed a lot of the forward … Continue reading

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Ball & plate PID control

This was a semester project in mechatronic control systems at San Jose State University four years ago. Info on PID here.

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Voyagers

Long Saturday Travel along with the Voyager spacecrafts as they traverse the solar system on their planetary expedition spanning over three decades. [15:07]

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SpaceX rocket explosion

This is the moment a rocket operated by aerospace company SpaceX explodes on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch. Sound is delayed due to distance of camera. This video compares the … Continue reading

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Hammer vs. mirror

7 years of bad luck means nothing to the Slow Mo Guys. [4:49]

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